I used old 90’s & 00’s bumpers from Cartoon Network and Boomerang to make the transitions from episode to episode more entertaining. So we have “next up” Popeye announcements from various times and countries, recorded from Boomerang USA, Boomerang Europe, Cartoon Network USA, and possible others. You never know what you will see after the end of each episode!
These Popeye the Sailor Man episodes are in the public domain. Everybody is free to use them. The original Popeye cartoons in color and black and white.
For those of you who are not familiar with Popeye or want to know more about him:
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip, Thimble Theatre, on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip's title in later years; Popeye has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.
Segar's Thimble Theatre strip was in its 10th year when Popeye made his debut, but the one-eyed (left) sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular properties during the 1930s. After Segar's death in 1938, Thimble Theatre was continued by several writers and artists, most notably Segar's assistant Bud Sagendorf. The strip continues to appear in first-run installments in its Sunday edition, written and drawn by Hy Eisman. The daily strips are reprints of old Sagendorf stories.
In 1933, Max Fleischer adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and Fleischer—and later Paramount's own Famous Studios—continued production through 1957. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment, a subsidiary of Time Warner, and distributed by its sister company Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Over the years, Popeye has also appeared in comic books, television cartoons, arcade and video games, hundreds of advertisements, and peripheral products (ranging from spinach to candy cigarettes), and the 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman, starring comedian Robin Williams as Popeye.
In 2002, TV Guide ranked Popeye #20 on its "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" list